Company involved in dump truck death had 26 violations since June


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The company that owns a dump truck that tipped over and killed an AT&T technician west of Bee Cave last week has a history of safety violations.

A small memorial now sits where David Jur, 46, died in the new subdivision on McKay Cove. Investigators say the father of three from Elgin was standing by a dump truck that was unloading dirt when it tipped over on him. The truck was parked on an incline.

The 18-wheel dump truck belongs to 2015 Construction out of Lockhart. A supervisor named Jesus would only confirm that it was their truck and that the driver is OK.

KXAN has uncovered the company has been cited for 26 safety violations in three inspections since June, including the driver not having a proper license to operate the commercial vehicle in June and again in September, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is looking into this and says investigators will look at factors that might have contributed to the incident, including the slope of the road and weight of the load. A DPS spokesperson says the the truck was unable to keep its balance.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating.

While AT&T said they could not comment on the incident because it’s an ongoing investigation, they did say their thoughts go out to his family, friends and co-workers.

A man died after a dump truck tipped over crushing him on McKay Cove in the Sweetwater subdivision on Dec. 9, 2016. (ReportIt: Cory Armer)

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